Bronx Stories aims to challenge stereotypes about the Bronx and provide a platform for voices from the community while encouraging deeper engagement with the arts.
For this very special musical Bronx Stories hosted by poet and actress Caridad de la Luz, known as “La Bruja," we welcome Latin-Jazz musicians saxophonist Jorge Castro, bassist Alvaro Benavides, pianist Desmar Guevara, and percussionist Gabriel “Gabo” Lugo. The musicians will relate their performances to specific artworks around the gallery, weaving together aural stories about the Bronx.
The event culminates with an open-mic portion during which audience members perform their own short stories, poems, or songs set to the musical accompaniment of the visiting performers.
Featuring: Desmar Guevara Santiago, Jorge Castro, and Gabriel “Gabo” Lugo
Hosted by Caridad de la Luz
During the event, be sure to check out the launch of the Bronx Museum Holiday Pop-Up Shop, which will be closing on January 15, 2015.
Location: 2nd floor North Wing and galleries
Venezuelan born bassist Alvaro Benavides graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2000. He has been based in New York City for over a decade, performing with many groups around the city. Benavides is currently playing and touring the world with the Pedrito Martinez Group.
Bronx Stories is made possible, in part, by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Public Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts are made possible by Mertz Gilmore Foundation; The New York Community Trust; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer has been provided by Bronx Brewery.